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Owens to host free career-planning workshops July 8 - Aug. 19
Presented by Owens’ Career Services Office, the one-hour seminars will be held in the College Hall Career Center Room 151.
The workshops are free and open to the public, however, registration is required due to space limitations. The programs will be held July 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.; July 20 from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Aug. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m.
“The ‘Discovering Career Choices’ workshop is a great opportunity for area residents to receive assistance in matching their career-relevant interests and abilities with potential career fields that maximize their talents,” said Gentry Dixon, Owens Coordinator of Student and Alumni Placement.
During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to explore various career paths by participating in a personal interest inventory program designed to match identified interests with occupations and what possible educational majors they could pursue at an academic institution. Additionally, attendees will receive career-specific literature and Web site information from Career Services representatives.
For more information or to register, call 567-661-7501 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7501.
The event will start the 18th at the Waite vs. Clay football game. The following evening, a dinner dance will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The next day, classmates will meet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Levis Commons in Perrysburg at 6 p.m. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks (cash bar), dinner and dancing, with music provided by Cruisin’ Zeake. The cost is $50 per person. Reservations are due by Aug. 15.
On Oct. 4, alumni who want one last get-together will meet for a brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn. The cost for brunch is $12.95 per person.
Since its inception in 1993, the prestigious awards have been presented to 98 Penta alumni. Recipients of Penta’s 2009 Outstanding Alumni Awards will be honored at a special banquet at the high school on Nov. 4.
The Outstanding Alumni Awards are bestowed to individuals who have completed a career-technical program at Penta Career Center (formerly known as Penta County Vocational School) and who are currently working in a successful career. Nominees must have completed a high school or adult education program at Penta before 1999.
Applications are available by calling 419-661-6351, or via download from the Penta Web site at www.pentacareercenter.org (click on “Alumni”). The deadline for completed applications is Aug. 14.
The Electrical Engineering Technology program is designed for the student who plans to transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Five new electrical courses have been approved by the state to transfer to other colleges and universities in the state and many other courses are already in Terra’s transfer module.
“The cost of higher education continues to rise,” said Denny Setzler, associate professor of industrial electricity. “This transfer program will give many students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree without a mountain of debt.”
The electrical engineering major includes more advanced electrical concepts and higher levels of math and physics. The five new courses include DC Circuits, AC Circuits, Digital Circuits, Electronics and Microprocessors.
Registration for fall semester is under way.
For more information on the electrical engineering technology program at Terra, call Kathy Elchert of the Technology and Workforce Development Division at 419-559-2385.